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Civil Engineering Schools In Colorado

In Colorado, there are 6 accredited schools where civil engineering classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in civil engineering in the state of Colorado, which encompasses civil engineering training at the following levels:


  1. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Metropolitan State College of Denver

    Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. United States Air Force Academy

    USAFA, Colorado 80840-5002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Civil Engineering Employment

Colorado 10,780
National 415,840

Of all of the civil engineering professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Civil engineering professionals In Colorado

12,000 11,730 11,550 11,890 10,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Civil Engineering is a shrinking field in Colorado. In Colorado, 1,220 less civil engineering professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of civil engineering professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of civil engineering professionals has shrunk by 3% from 2006 to 2010.

Civil Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$54,473 $56,863 $57,157 $58,047 $59,487
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Civil Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by civil engineering professionals is increasing in Colorado. The mean salary for civil engineering professionals in 2006 was $54,473 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $59,487 per year.

Salary percentiles for Civil engineering professionals in Colorado

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Thus, civil engineering professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of civil engineering, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid civil engineering professionals earning 125% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Civil engineering professionals and related professions in Colorado

Civil Engineering
Construction Management

In Colorado, civil engineering professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Civil Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of civil engineering professionals is decreasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited civil engineering schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 376 civil engineering graduates from civil engineering courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 297 graduates.

Thus there was a 21% percent decrease in the number of civil engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Civil Engineering Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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